Linda Konner

Linda Konner has also written or
co-written eight books, including Just the Weigh You Are (Houghton Mifflin) and The Last Ten Pounds (Avon), reissued by Barnes & Noble Publishing; How to Be Successfully Published in Magazines (St. Martin's Press); Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Cat? (Dell); and Your Perfect Weight (Rodale), which has sold over 450,000 copies.

Photograph of Linda Konner © Pat O'Brien


Linda Konner has been in the publishing business for over 30 years, as an agent, author, editor, columnist and lecturer.

She has served as editor-in-chief of Weight Watchers Magazine and Richard Simmons's monthly newsletter, Richard Simmons & Friends, and was a features editor at Redbook, Seventeen and Woman's World.She was a columnist for Glamour and Fitness magazines, and her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Playboy, The N.Y. Daily News, Cosmopolitan, TV Guide and Woman's Day. Her controversial piece for New Woman magazine, "Living Apart and Loving It," became the basis for Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael shows.

Konner has lectured on book and magazine publishing at more than four dozen writers' conferences and colleges, including New York University, the Willamette Writers' Conference (Portland, Oregon), the Cape Cod Writers' Conference, Brooklyn College, the BlissDom bloggers' conference, and the University of Wisconsin (River Falls).

Konner is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

LKLA clients have been published by:

• Abrams
• Adams Media
• Agate
• Amacon
• Ballantine
• Berkley
• Beyond Words
• Broadway Books
• Clarkson Potter
• Da Capo/Perseus
• Dutton
• Globe Pequot Press
• Harper Business
• Harper-Collins
• Harper One
• Harvard Common Press
• Hazelden
• Gibbs Smith Publisher
• Magination Press
• McGraw-Hill
• Quilldriver Books
• Penguin
• Rodale Press
• Rowman & Littlefield
• Simon & Schuster
• Sounds True
• St. Martin's Press
• Sunrise River Press
• Taunton Press
• Thomas Nelson Books
• Three Rivers Press
• John Wiley & Sons